- Prince Harry does not want his royal title addressed to him at his new job BetterUp.
- The CEO of the company says that he royal asked to be called by name.
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Prince Harry has given up the titles of “Duke of Sussex” and “Prince” in his new role as Chief Influencer at BetterUp.
Company CEO Alexi Robichaux told Reuters that the royal king, who has been in the role for several months, likes to have his name addressed to him.
“He likes to be called Harry at work. He’s a colleague, he’s a partner and that’s why we call him Harry,” Robichaux said. “And it’s kind of surreal, to be honest, when you sit down with him, how just approachable he is. Obviously there’s stability and he’s very dignified, but he’s very approachable, very honest, very humble.”
In another interview with BBC News, Robichaux praised Harry’s work ethic. He said that the king has “an incredible attitude and is filled with energy and enthusiasm”.
The prince’s role in promoting mental health and teaching in Silicon Valley will include public advocacy on mental health-related topics, Insider’s Armani Syed previously reported.
Harry will take on the role of private citizen, after resigning from official royal duties in March last year to continue financial independence.
This is not the first time that the duke has rejected the royal title. He asked to be presented as “only Harry” at a summit on sustainable tourism last year, shortly after announcing his “departure” from the royal family.
His full name is His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex, as recorded on the birth certificate of baby Archie.
Although Harry and Meghan Markle stopped using their HRH titles in April last year, they were given their titles of “Duke” and “Duchess”.
The couple technically has no last name. They do not use the official surname of the royal family “Mountbatten-Windsor”, although they gave that name to their son Archie Harrison.